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Learn to Sew Session 2::All About Fabric


Ready to start sewing your own clothes, but not sure where to start? This introductory class will break down the basics of garment sewing and help build your confidence in sewing wearable clothing. In this class you will learn how to begin to analyze fabric.  We will focus on concepts such as movement, weight, structure and drape of some of the more common fabrics that you will encounter.  By the end of class you will be able to shop for fabric confidently and leave feeling excited to try out your new found skills.  

Please note, you will NOT be sewing in this class. I recommend this as a primer to beginner garment sewing or after taking one of my beginner sewing classes.

Thursday, October 13, 10:30 AM- Noon

Skills you will learn

The skills you will learn in the class are how to select fabric based on fiber and properties such as weight, drape and structure. We will also spend some time discussing interfacings and stabilizers that aid in lending shape and support to fabrics.

Skills expected: None, but it will help your understanding of the class concepts if you have sewn before.

Materials needed: None

Materials provided: Fabric, pins, swatch cards, as well as use of pinnable dress forms and Linen Testers.


Minimum and max number of people for class: Min 3 / Max 6

There will be no refunds for no-shows or cancellations within 14 days of workshop. All refunds will incur a 5% cancellation fee




Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: In this workshop, we are going to be discussing fabrics and fibers. How to select the right fabric for your project, as well as the differences between knit, woven and non-woven fabrics. We will cover a broad swath of textiles from natural fibers such as cotton, linen, wool, and silk to synthetics and even some specialty fabrics such as lace and sequins.
Materials Included: Fabric, pins, swatch cards, as well as use of pinnable dress forms and Linen Testers
Requirements: Just an open mind!
Instructor: Hilarie Dayton
Instructor Bio: Hilarie Wakefield Dayton is the owner and lead instructor of Little Stitch Studio.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.